Box art for Appleseed Ex Machina

Appleseed Ex Machina

action & adventure, anime & animation, foreign

Following the highly successful anime feature "Appleseed," heroine Deunan and her lover/partner Briareos -- who was forced to become a cyborg after sustaining injuries as a soldier in World War III...

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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Amidst all this sequel's state-of-the-art 3D visuals and technological obsessions is a quest for the human beyond (or at least within) the machine.

- Anton Bitel, Eye for Film, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: When you're done oohing and aahing at the animation, it's still as tedious, empty, and boring as the first film...

- Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: Uses 3D computer graphics to replicate a 2D animated look and feel - whatever will they think of next?

- James O'Ehley, Sci-Fi Movie Page, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

5 stars

Incredible sci-fi anime pic that is once again unforgettable...thanks to the participation of John Woo. Pick this up only if you are a Sci Fi Anime fan.

- Fascade518, Thursday, March 20, 2008

5 stars

This is a good sequel to the huge succsess of the first film. In this one we have Deunan Newt and her lover Briareos continue to work for E-Swat and protect the human utopia of Olympus. In this one there seems to be terrorist activity affecting anyone who uses electronics or people who are cyborgs or have cybernetic parts in them. When these people start attacking other humans it becomes a huge issue. Things take a huge turn for the worst when Briareos gets infected by whatever is causing this. It will be up to Deunan Newt and Briareos to help stop this calamity before it destroys the entire world. Good action, good plot even though not as engaging as the first to me, and with a new CGI realistic animation style, this is a sequel worth seeing if you've seen the first movie. 9 out of 10.

- eluberzachokafka, Thursday, September 20, 2012

3 stars

Fast, imaginative and reliable anime hits close to the mark with gloriously executed CG mecha animation and insightful and diverse characters. The cumbersome and confusing plot with everyone somehow turning into zombies (huh?) adds meaningless weight to the film but the climax thankfully whets our appetite after a few, well executed and beautifully rendered action scenes. Recommended.

- vicjd1, Thursday, July 17, 2008